Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

by John Perkins

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
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  • 1576755126
  • 9781576753019
  • 9781576755129
  • 9781605095295
"Economic hit men,” John Perkins writes, “are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder.”

John Perkins should know—he was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the U.S.—from Indonesia to Panama—to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development, and to make sure that the lucrative
projects were contracted to U. S. corporations. Saddled with huge debts, these countries came under the control of the United States government, World Bank and other U.S.-dominated aid agencies that acted like loan sharks—dictating repayment terms and bullying foreign governments into submission.

This New York Times bestseller exposes international intrigue, corruption, and little-known government and corporate activities that have dire consequences for American democracy and the world. It is a compelling story that also offers hope and a vision for realizing the American dream of a just and compassionate world that will bring us greater security.
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers; November 2004
  • ISBN: 9781576755129
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  • Title: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
  • Author: John Perkins
  • Imprint: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1576755126
  • 9781576753019
  • 9781576755129
  • 9781605095295

In The Press

"A bombshell.  One of those rare instances in which someone deeply entrenched in our governmental/corporate imperialist structure has come forward to reveal in unequivocal terms its inner workings.  A work of great insight and moral courage."
—John E. Mack, Harvard professor and Pulitzer prize-winning author of A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T. E. Lawrence

“Perkins combines the brilliance and suspense of a Graham Greene thriller with the authority of his insider vantage point to tell a true, powerful, revealing, and bone chilling personal story that names names and connects the dots
. . .
—David Korten, author of the bestselling When Corporations Rule the World

"A stunning and groundbreaking book that is a must-read for anyone who cares about our world.”
—Lynne Twist, Global Activist, author of the bestselling The Soul of Money

"… provocative and disturbing…. This book succeeds as a wake up call because the reader cannot help but assess his or her role on a personal level, thus providing an impetus for change.”
—R. Paul Shaw, former Lead Economist, currently Program Adviser, Human Development Group, World Bank Institute

“Must reading for those who know another world is possible!”
—Hazel Henderson, author of Beyond Globalization and Building a Win-Win World

" … a fascinating insider's view of how a private multinational company legally robs the poor of the third world, country after country.”
—Josh Mailman, cofounder, The Threshold Foundation, Social Venture Network, and Business for Social Responsibility

" With unflinching honesty, Perkins narrates his moral awakening and struggle to break free from the corrupt system of global domination he himself helped to create. This book … comes from the heart. I highly recommend it."
—Michael Brownstein, author of World on Fire

"A thrilling story. . . the true account of a deeply dedicated and courageous man…"
—Stephan Rechtschaffen, M.D., CEO, Omega Institute, and author of Timeshifting

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1576755126
  • 9781576753019
  • 9781576755129
  • 9781605095295